Archive for December, 2009

Saturday Night And I’m Trying To Write

I’ve had this urge to write something since this afternoon. The problem is, I don’t know what to write. It’s like something is in there trying to get out, but it can’t find the way. I blame it on Facebook, where shallowness seems to reign supreme. I know Facebook has it’s uses – I’ve reconnected […]

December 19, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: BlogStuff, Gardening

If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time

I would find whoever decided to prune the camellias behind the Governor’s Mansion and stop them. At some point in the past, someone planted a row of camellias behind the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Japonicas, sasanquas, red, pink, white – there was a really nice variety of camellias, and since they were different types, they were […]

December 17, 2009 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Mississippi

The Object Of Our Affections

The attention of the average American has been riveted this week and last, to judge by the news coverage, by the saga of Tiger Woods and his slowly self-destructing marriage and personal life. Day after day, the news media updated us as each new mistress appeared, as each new event unfolded at his home, each […]

December 16, 2009 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Healthcare, Politics

What To Read Next?

I finally finished Barbara Tuchman’s “A Distant Mirror”. The length of time it took me was my fault; I mostly read it during lunch, and reading a 600+ page book using hour-long snippets of the day makes for a long literary journey. But, I did finally finish it, after having to beg the library to […]

December 13, 2009 · Harry · 3 Comments
Posted in: Books

Christmas Lights

I love Christmas lights.  I guess it’s the little kid in me, but each year I spent a good deal of time putting up lights and other outdoor decorations.  Not to the point that it makes the evening news, but enough that I enjoy them.  I set up automatic timers that turn on the lights […]

December 12, 2009 · Harry · 3 Comments
Posted in: Christmas